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Author Meyer, Pedro, 1935- author

Title Truths & fictions : a journey from documentary to digital photography / Pedro Meyer ; introduction by Joan Fontcuberta
Edition First edition
Published New York, N.Y. : Aperture, [1995]
New York (N.Y.) : Aperture, c1995


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 MELB  779.092 Meyer Mey/Taf  AVAILABLE
Description 133 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 25 x 29 cm
Contents Pedro Meyer: Truths, Fictions, and Reasonable Doubts / Joan Fontcuberta -- Truths & Fictions: United States -- Truths & Fictions: Mexico -- With Commentary on the Digital Revolution from Contributors Around the World (Excerpted from Letters to Pedro Meyer) -- Expanding Memory: Interview With Pedro Meyer / Michael Sand -- Digital Studio
Summary A magical and illuminating photographic exploration of Mexico and the United States, Truths & Fictions is the most comprehensive body of work to date using digital-imaging technology. Mexican photographer Pedro Meyer employs the new medium in these images to convey powerful insights into human nature and the nature of perception. Meyer's blend of documentary photography and computer-imaging makes for an idiosyncratic journey across the Americas that is in turns hilarious and disturbing. Strolling saints, angels and devils, peasants, presidents, and beauty queens all pass before Meyer's camera - and then through his computer - resulting in images that appear convincingly real yet strangely impossible, subverting the myth of photographic truth
Analysis Documentary photography
Meyer, Pedro
Notes Includes bibliographical references
Bibliography Bibliography: page 127
Notes Also issued online
Subject Meyer, Pedro, 1935-
Documentary photography -- Mexico -- Oaxaca (State)
Documentary photography -- Mexico -- Oaxaca
Documentary photography -- United States.
Photography -- Digital techniques.
Photography, Artistic.
Mexico -- Pictorial works.
United States -- Pictorial works.
Author Fontcuberta, Joan, 1955-
LC no. 94079645
ISBN 0893816086
Other Titles Verdades y ficciones. English
Truths and fictions